DEMOCRACY IN ACTION

Thimphu elects former Thimphu Dzongda for NC 2018

National Council 2018 race was won by ex-Thimphu Dzongda, Tshewang Rinzin, from Kawang gewog, Thimphu. Voters chose him over the incumbent member, Nima Gyeltshen, and three other candidates. As per the provisional vote counts, Tshewang Rinzin secured a total of 2,117 votes (1,673 EVM votes and 444 postal ballot votes). …

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Zhemgang elects incumbent

The incumbent National Council member from Zhemgang, Pema Drakpa, 49, won after securing 2,639 votes. The incumbent secured 1,391 votes by EVM and 1,248 votes through Postal Ballot. Dorji Cheten got 2,182 votes followed by Sonam Leki with 1,894 votes and Rinchen with 1,217 votes. Sangay Dorji got 870 votes. …

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An incumbent, former member and three other candidates from Lhuentse contest the NC race

Rinzin Rinzin Rinzin Rinzin, former NC member (2008-13) holds a PhD in Literature from India, Masters in Business Administration from Australia (2015), Masters in Business Management with Public Administration (2016), Australia and Masters of Science in Agriculture (2002), Australia, BSc Agriculture  and Animal Science (1997) from the Philippines. He worked …

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13 candidates contest for the Mongar NC

Naichu (Saling) Naichu, 53, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce and Diploma in Marketing and Business Studies. He served as the member of NC in the first parliament from 2008-2013 and has worked in Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI). He said, “People will vote for me for my …

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BTFEC gets accreditation

Adaption Fund accredited Bhutan Trust Fund for Environment Conservation (BTFEC) as Bhutan’s first National Implementing Entity (NIE) under direct access on 25 January. Direct Access is a climate finance modality pioneered by the Adaptation Fund that empowers developing countries to access funds and design and implement climate change adaptation projects …

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